LCSW – Social Service Manager

Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club (GSGBC) has a 90+-year history of providing exceptional youth development programs. GSGBC’s mission is to empower girls and boys in the St. Louis metropolitan area, especially those who need us most, to realize their physical, intellectual, and emotional potential.

Primary Function:

  • Provide leadership for GSGBC, including members, families and all staff in the implementation of the Sanctuary Model of trauma-informed care
  • Attain and maintain certification from The Sanctuary Institute for GSGBC
  • Implement trauma-informed assessment for GSGBC community
  • Utilize the Sanctuary Model of trauma-informed care to develop age and situation appropriate assessments and referrals for members and their families
  • Identify and evaluate the needs of youth displaying behaviors associated with trauma
  • Provide training and support to GSGBC youth program staff
  • Manage MSW and case management staff

Responsibilities & Priorities

  • Build healthy, respectful relationships with all our members and their families
  • Provide assessment, create service plan in collaboration with member and parent
  • Provide short/long-term case management services to individual members and their families, coordinating referrals to community agencies
  • Facilitate group learning for our members using Sanctuary and social emotional learning
  • Maintain a current referral network to community resources
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records of members receiving social service care including case histories and referrals
  • Maintain a statistical and demographic breakdown of current caseload
  • Utilize Sanctuary Model curriculum
  • Incorporate trauma-informed approaches into social and behavioral education curricula
  • Set-up and manage infrastructure to handle internal and external referrals
  • Provide direct supervision and management of MSW and case management staff
  • Supervise, direct and evaluate the work of social work interns
  • Assume responsibility for continued professional development for department

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development, trauma, domestic violence and associated therapeutic processes
  • Sensitivity, appreciation and commitment to socioeconomic, cultural and racial diversity and LGBTQIA+
  • Deep understanding, commitment and belief in providing best practices in social work for members and their families
  • Written and verbal communication skills with ability to establish rapport and trust
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to proactively collaborate with other supervisors and program directors to ensure the best possible training for staff and service delivery for clients
  • Punctuality and timeliness, with highly efficient use of time and resources
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook

Qualifications:

  • Must have and maintain current licensure (LCSW) by Missouri Division of Professional Registration
  • Must have 3 – 5 years of experience in the youth-serving sector, preferably within a not-for-profit organization
  • Must have 3 – 5 years of experience working with underrepresented populations and diverse communities
  • Must have 3 – 5 years of clinical experience
  • Must have at least 2 years of previous supervisory experience
  • Clear understanding of the work and mission of Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club and the ability to carry out the vision as defined by the Executive Director and the Club Board
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must pass the health and employment requirements set by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services as a condition of employment

Salary & Benefits:

Along with a competitive salary, GSGBC offers employer-paid medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid vacation, 13 paid holidays, and 401K with 10% salary contribution made by the Club.

Application Process:

Qualified candidates submit cover letter and resume to HR@gsgbcstl.org.

Intake Coordinator

Organization Description:

The Intake Coordinator is committed to the 90+-year history of providing exceptional youth development programs and will support the Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club (GSGBC) mission to empower girls and boys in the St. Louis metropolitan area, especially those who need us most, to realize their physical, intellectual and emotional potential.

Primary Function:

The purpose of this position is to ensure that all children, youth and families registering with GSGBC experience a favorable and comprehensive intake process. As the first point of contact at GSGBC for new and renewing families, this position is responsible for coordinating the registration process, providing exceptional customer service, and maintaining impeccable member records as it relates to requirements of state child care licensure and child care subsidy.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a broad knowledge of the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Licensing Rules for Group Child Care Homes and Child Care Centers
  • Responsible for all aspects of member enrollment in afterschool and summer programming
  • Ensure each member has a complete file, including all paperwork and documents required by state licensing, prior to beginning programming
  • Manage, process and enter data from enrollment paperwork into tracking and attendance software
  • Thorough understanding of Department of Senior Services’ (DSS) child care subsidy and ability to communicate with families regarding sliding fee and payments
  • Ensure that all eligible families have applied for DSS child care subsidy
  • Maintain accurate records of attendance and fees for members receiving child care subsidy
  • Maintain accurate records of allocated/awarded GSGBC scholarships to families
  • Prepare attendance reports of children participating in child care subsidy program to be entered into state database for payment
  • Coordinate staff participation in child care training
  • Generate monthly report of staff’s completed training hours, monitor the need for additional hours, share opportunities for upcoming clock hour trainings, coordinate the registration of staff for training opportunities

Qualifications:

  • Passion for Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club of St. Louis’ mission and ability to articulate its philosophy, values, and practices to internal and external stakeholders
  • Associates degree from an accredited college or university or previous experience in administrative function
  • Highly organized with ability to develop and maintain processes that ensure accuracy of record keeping and reporting
  • Ability to analyze and suggest improvements to program functioning and efficiency
  • Excellent verbal and customer service skills in-person and over the phone (discretion, patience & etiquette), as well as demonstrated ability to adjust communication style for various audiences
  • Demonstrated experience working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds and income levels, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, cultural relevancy, and inclusion
  • Database knowledge and highly proficient usage of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. • Ability to adjust to the diverse needs of members and staff.
  • Must pass the health and employment requirements set by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services as a condition of employment

Salary and Benefits:

Along with a competitive salary, GSGBC offers employer-paid medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid vacation, 13 paid holidays, and 401K with 10% salary contribution made by the Club.

Application Process:

Qualified candidates submit cover letter and resume to HR@gsgbcstl.org.

Director of Development

Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club has a 90-year history of providing exceptional youth development programs. GSGBC’s mission is to empower girls and boys in the St. Louis metropolitan area, especially those who need us most, to realize their physical, intellectual, and emotional potential.

GSGBC is seeking an experienced Director of Development to head our development team. As a member of the GSGBC leadership team, the Director of Development sets the vision and strategies to develop and implement short-term and long-term fundraising plans for the Club. The Director oversees public relations needed to advance the mission and leadership of GSGBC in the community. Ensure that AFP Code of Ethical Practices and Standards are maintained throughout all development operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive development strategy that meets GSGBC’s annual operating goals
  • Devise and implement progressive strategies to acquire, renew and upgrade major donors;
  • Oversee the planning, production and fundraising efforts for agency events.
  • Foster a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization and create a donor-centered organization that nurtures loyalty through a comprehensive relationship building program including cultivation and communications.
  • Demonstrate extraordinary hospitality and care for donors and visitors through in-person interaction, tours of the Club, written communication, and special opportunities to connect constituents with the Club and its mission.
  • Manage the Club’s diverse relationships with government, foundations, and corporations for continued success in institutional fundraising.
  • Creation of accurate and high-quality communication pieces that foster engagement and knowledge of the mission
  • Work with senior management to motivate and strengthen the Board in its role in development; expand, manage and coordinate the Board members and other volunteers’ involvement in fundraising activities.
  • Formulate annual development budgets, track financial performance, prepare the necessary interim financial reports and fundraising projections, and monitor department expenditures.
  • Design and implement a planned giving program to engage GSGBC’s high net worth and established donors in legacy conversations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Passion for Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club of St. Louis’ mission and ability to articulate its philosophy, values and practices to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum three to five years of development leadership.
  • CFRE preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising growth.
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully securing major gifts and exceeding contributed income goals in a sophisticated donor environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills. This includes the ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds as well as being able to inspire others with GSGBC’s mission through written and in-person messaging.
  • Experience managing people and working effectively within a fast-paced, mission-driven organization, with a drive to learn and collaborate in a dynamic environment.
  • Strong planning, strategy, financial, budgeting and analytical skills.

Salary & Benefits:

Along with a competitive salary, GSGBC offers employer-paid medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid vacation, 13 paid holidays, and 401K with 10% salary contribution made by the Club.

 

Youth Development Specialist

Title:                                       Youth Development Specialist

Department/Location:          Programs

Reports To:                           Director of Programs

Exempt/Non-Exempt:          Part-Time

Compensation:                      Based on experience

Hours:                                    TBD

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club is to empower girls and boys in the St. Louis metropolitan area, especially those who need us most, to realize their physical, intellectual, and emotional potential.

 

Primary Function:

 

The Youth Development Specialist will be responsible for delivery and implementation of program activities in accordance with the program plan; fostering an environment of cultural change that achieves positive outcomes for youth and program; fosters the development of youth: academic, physical, intellectual and emotional potential.

 

Key Roles (Essential Responsibilities):

  • Supervision and behavior management of participants.
  • Possess knowledge of Human Development and trends in youth development practice
  • Able to build and sustain relationship with youth and parents
  • Strong communication skills both oral and written
  • Provide a positive role model for youth
  • Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain relationships with Program Manager(s), Director of Programs and additional Program staff
  • Leadership skills should include demonstrated ability in negotiation, problem solving, and program implementation including de-escalation practices
  • Provide monitoring and supervision to youth participating in recreation and house league organized sports
  • Implement curriculum that helps to improve literacy of school aged participants
  • Assist children with homework and acquiring study skills
  • Understand and communicate the Club’s philosophy and goals for participants
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Actively participate in all training sessions and meetings
  • Work collaboratively with peers and supervision
  • Ensuring that youth development principles are incorporated into all program activities
  • Complete other duties as assigned for the overall operations of the club
  • Participate in all designated team and staff meeting

 

 

Positive Relationships:

  • Internal:         Maintain open communication with Club program staff and members.
  • External:        Maintain open communication with members and parents as needed; provide advice  and/or discipline and additional support and resources.

 

Skills & Knowledge Required:

  • Maintain appropriate Previous experience in youth programming
  • Highschool diploma or equivalency.  Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Certificate of CPR and First Aid
  • Ability to organize and supervise members in a supportive and safe environment
  • Ability to implement GSGBC rules and policies in a fair and equitable manner
  • Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior problems according to guideline of the Sanctuary Model.

 

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.